SKELTON, CROUSE HOMER BUT BEES FALL IN 10 INNINGS
In 140 Characters or Less: Bonus baseball in Texas leads to a 3-2 walk off victory for the Skeeters over the Bees. Game 3 is tomorrow at 3:05 PM #BeesInTheHeartOfTexas
The Game Changed When…The score was knotted up at 2 after 6 full innings, and Evan Reed came out of the Skeeters bullpen. Sugar Land would go on to use 4 different relievers including Reed, each tossing 1 scoreless inning, limiting the Bees offense to just 1 hit and 3 walks, striking out 6 batters combined.
Pitchers of Record: W: Mark Haynes (1-0) | L: Chris Hayes (0-2)
Player(s) of the Game: Jake Hale (Sugar Land) – 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 6 K | Michael Crouse (New Britain) – 2-4, BB, HR, RBI
Next Game: Sunday, May 7th, 3:05 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (4-11) vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (9-7)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: Jason Jarvis (0-1, 5.00) | Sugar Land: Michael Nix (0-3, 3.93)
Home Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 2:50 P.M.
Bees Buzz: The Bees have hit 2 home runs in back to back games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 155…Michael Crouse has extended his hitting streak to 8 games, and his on base streak to 9 games…New Britain had 2 stolen bases in the game, a new season high for the Bees…The loss marks the first defeat for New Britain on a weekend this season.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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